Burda Magazine 10-2008-135

Burda Magazine 10-2008-135

I’m finally getting around to reviewing this jacket I made for my husband. I was pleased with the results and he loves it 🙂

Pattern Description:
A traditional seaman’s jacket, made of high-quality woollen cloth with sleeve tabs and a single row of buttons, adapts to modern men’s wear but retains its typical navy blue and practical pockets. An absolutely essential classic! He will always look his best in straight flannel trousers with pressed creases because they can be styled for sporty or elegant occasions. Burda Link

Not my husband

Well, ok. I made a corduroy pea coat to be worn for jaunts to morning coffee – most likely worn with jeans.

This is my husband

Pattern Sizing:

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Somewhat. I did omit some things and the corduroy gives it a slightly different look than the wool they used.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
As easy as Burda Mag can be. The sleeves are designed a little different than the norm as there is a side piece that they attach to.

You can see better in the drawing. 

This pattern has been reviewed once before so thanks to Crisford‘s review, I was able to understand better how to sew the sleeve in!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Love the topstitching detail and the overal design. The topstitching was a little difficult with this bulky corduroy so I used a regular thread. Needless to say, it does not show up as well as a thick thread would. But DH likes the subtlety. The jacket is fully lined. I used the normal bag method of lining the jacket with a polyester lining fabric (also from my stash!). The pattern does mention to leave 1 cm extra in the back lining piece in order to have a nice middle pleat.

Fabric Used:
Wide wale corduroy from a fabric mart free bundle that I received years ago.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
When he first tried on the coat, I thought the sleeves hung down a little low from his shoulder and this was causing some bulkiness. I adjusted the sleeve seams and back yoke until I got a better fit.

DH requested that I not add the sleeve tabs or the back tab either Heh, less work for me!

The pockets were placed a little high in the original design, so I lowered them. They have a nice flap detail.

Being that DH will most likely never do up the tab collar fully, rather than have a longer piece on one side, I evened them up.

Would you sew it again?
No, I will not sew again, as it is a pretty unique design. (Mens patterns can be so boring, but I love the designs in Burda)

Would you recommend it to others?

DH loves the jacket, he feels quite spiffy in it.

4 thoughts on “Burda Magazine 10-2008-135

  1. This is fantastic! I've made a few men's things over the years – mostly shirts and one pair of wool dress pants for my brother – but never a jacket. I love this. You did an excellent job. Wish I could steal the pattern from you!

  2. hey there i love this jacket you did a great job. I have been searching high and low for a copy of this pattern and/or the BWOF it came from to no end, I was wondering if you might be interested in making me a copy or selling me your old one? email me if interested. It is so hard to find cool men's patterns!

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